NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s one of the luxuries of staying in a hotel — room service. But the days of delivery could be numbered for all of us.
As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported Monday, a big hotel in New York City is leading the pack in cutting the service.
Hollywood shows the joy of lounging in luxury in numerous films, but the days of room service are numbered. The city’s largest hotel, the New York Hilton Midtown, is getting rid of it.
“You want to feel like you’re taken care of,” hotel guest Rhea Newman said.
Newman and her friends are staying at the Hilton Midtown in a few weeks, but they’ll be out of luck getting food delivered to their room.
“We had room service last night at 1 o’clock in the morning. It was great pizza and they came and set it all up. It was wonderful,” Newman said.
The hotel will now offer an alternative “Herb n’ Kitchen” with “on the go foods” for people to pick up – a far cry from the old norm.
“Don’t have to get dressed; don’t have to go downstairs, especially if you’re jet lagged or tired. It’s very easy,” hotel guest Andreas Gauger said of room service.